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New Transit Report Shines Light on Transit Investment in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area August 16, 2016

For anyone who thinks governments (including the Province) have invested enough money in meeting the transit needs of Toronto and our surrounding neighbours, think again. A new report shows that while governments have already made significant investments, much more needs to be done to finish building and operating a regional transit system.

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Bringing back the Butterflies August 01, 2016

Tucked away in the Humber Bay Shores is a unique blend of greenery and condominiums. If you look closely you will notice a concrete shed colourfully decorated with butterflies that represent the restoration efforts being made by Humber Bay Butterfly Habitat (HBBH). 

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Great Things Grow in South Etobicoke August 01, 2016

Last summer, volunteers from South Etobicoke helped gather air quality data as part of the INHALE Project. All of this data is now available on an interactive map that shares the results with the community to spark conversations about a range of clean air solutions. Urban gardening initiatives are one example that help combat air quality issues and support community food needs.

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Scarborough Dry Cleaner Fined $10,000 July 29, 2016

Scarborough's Golden Touch Dry Cleaners was just convicted and fined $10,000 for failing to send toxic 'perc' wastes to a waste management facility. 

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Zero Waste: A community effort July 27, 2016

Toronto really is ready for zero waste - in the last year, we’ve been thrilled with the interest in zero waste solutions! Thank you!

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Council Watch: July Edition July 21, 2016

This month, Toronto City Council had a marathon meeting before their summer break and debated major issues that shape our city services. The 2017 City Budget and the Scarborough subway were hot topics, but other transportation issues like the Road Safety Plan and the Waterfront Transit Plan also got some attention. Toronto passed a new and improved Waste Strategy that embraces TEA’s zero waste agenda and Councillor Bailão is taking on smelly neighbours with a proposal to control odours from Toronto manufacturers.

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VICTORY: New Waste Strategy Embraces Zero Waste July 15, 2016

Thanks to TEA's work and the action of our supporters, Toronto's Waste Strategy has a long term goal of zero waste. 

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5 Ways Ontario's New Climate Change Plan Will Affect Toronto July 14, 2016

Last month, Premier Wynne announced Ontario’s new 5-Year Climate Change Action Plan. The plan sets out the key steps the province will take to transition to a low-carbon future. These actions will help achieve the greenhouse gas reduction targets of 80% by 2050.

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Meet Our Summer Outreach Team July 13, 2016

Every summer the TEA team grows thanks to financial support from the Canada Summer Jobs program. By hiring university students with an interest in community engagement, TEA is able to reach more neighbourhoods on issues like waste and air quality.

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TEA to Judge Mayor’s Towering Challenge June 30, 2016

Inspired by the amazing zero waste success story of 430 Mayfair on the Green, Mayor Tory and Toronto's Solid Waste department just launched the Towering Challenge, a friendly challenge to all other multi-residential buildings in Toronto to get creative to reduce waste.

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Victory for Organics First! June 22, 2016

Toronto’s Long Term Waste Strategy is now one step closer to zero waste!

On Monday, TEA won a huge victory at City Hall: we got 5 Councillors to commit to moving forward with a goal to get all organics out of our garbage!

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Summer is the Perfect time to Help Grow the Greenbelt! June 22, 2016

Plants need TLC to thrive. So does the Greenbelt. Now, there are two things you can do to help make that happen

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Committee agrees to get their Blue & Green Bins in order June 14, 2016

Yesterday, TEA’s Waste Campaigner spoke to the Government Management Committee to draw attention to the sad state of recycling and organics diversion in City of Toronto community centres, recreation centres and libraries. Our efforts didn't go to waste!

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New TEA Report Puts Organics First June 13, 2016

Today, we launched a new report to show how Toronto can take the first step towards zero waste by focusing on organics in the new City Waste Strategy.

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Green Energy from Toronto's Green Bins June 08, 2016

The Province recently announced their climate change plan, and it included some positive news for waste: the Province is supporting the use of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) as one way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Ontario.

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Victory at Toronto Board of Health June 08, 2016

Victory! Toronto’s Board of Health has agreed to prevent pollution and develop a consumer right-to-know display for toxic dry cleaning chemicals thanks to TEA's latest campaign.

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Waste Free Ontario Act passed! June 03, 2016

On June 1st, the Ontario government passed the new Waste Free Ontario Act (Bill 151).

While we have some concerns, we’re very glad to see this long-overdue policy passed, as it will mark a new phase for waste regulations in Ontario.

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Blossoms, Opossums and Ticks May 26, 2016

It can be difficult to picture the everyday impacts of climate change. While it’s an issue we deal with on a global scale, some of Toronto’s plants and wildlife are trying to tell us what it means for our city, our community, and our environment.

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Toronto's Waste Diversion Dips Back to 2012 Rate May 20, 2016

Toronto's waste diversion rate is going in the wrong direction - not only did we fail to meet our projected increase, but our diversion rate fell to 2012 levels.

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What Others Are Saying about Provincial Plans for the Greenbelt May 18, 2016

In May 2016, the Province announced plans to grow the Greenbelt into 21 urban river valleys, including three in Toronto. Here's what others are saying.

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